- “You not only sponsor a person, you sponsor THEIR INFLUENCE.”
- “Learning how to INVITE, and do it WELL, is the #1 real secret to success.”
- “Understanding the ‘true flow’ in Network Marketing is crucial. There is a time to SPRINT. There is a time to BUILD. There also is a time to REST. Rest time allows you to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve created; no matter what the level of success you are at.”
- “Be the CONDUIT. Be the perfect channel for conveying ANSWERS, INFORMATION, TRAINING, TIPS. Your time is the most valuable asset you have. As the conduit, you do not create everything. You do not reinvent the wheel or anything that is already done and working just fine. As Conduit = You convey or communicate where to find answers. As Conduit = You transmit. As Conduit = You distribute.”
- “Duplication is the key to massive growth and enormous Financial, Time and Lifestyle independence.”
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
So, what does this quote mean? Well, first, the obvious is that anything awe-inspiring, majestic, great, any amazing achievement, any amazing person, it all starts off from somewhere; and that somewhere usually starts off small and unassuming. Now, granted, you can argue that everything starts from somewhere, but that is beside the point. The main point in my mind is this: That anything that is great usually had a humble beginning. To achieve anything great in life, you need to get started somewhere, somehow, even if it is a small beginning. What’s small today can one day be enormous. Your efforts can cause a “butterfly effect” as the seed that you plant ripens and grows. The seeds of nature and our own ideas have an endless potential, but one must plant them to start growing and flourish. At last your greatness will be revealed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher and poet who led the transcendentalist crusade of the mid-19th century. Emerson was born on May 25, 1803, in Boston, MA. He studied at Harvard and also taught momentary. He then entered the ministry, where he was appointed to the Old Second Church in Boston. He soon became disenchanted and was unable to administer the sacrament after the death of his, then, nineteen-year-old wife, who had died of tuberculosis. Emerson resigned his pastorate in 1831.
Emerson became known for thought-provoking customary thought. In 1835, he married his second wife, Lydia Jackson, and established home in Concord, MA and had four children. Emerson became the primary spokesperson for Transcendentalism, the American philosophic and literary crusade. Transcendentalism was a reaction against scientific rationalism, centered in New England during the 19th century. Emerson wrote in a poetic style, assembling his essays by recurring themes and images. On the contrary, his poetry is often called severe and patronizing. Amongst Emerson’s most well-known works are Essays, First and Second Series (1841, 1844). The First Series includes Emerson’s most celebrated essay, “Self-Reliance,” in which the writer coaches his listener to examine his relationship with God and Nature. To trust his/her own judgment above all others.
Emerson was a solid visionary. He refused to grant the presence of evil, which caused Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry James, Sr., among others, to distrust his judgment. In spite of their skepticism, Emerson’s beliefs are of central importance in the history of American culture. Ralph Waldo Emerson died modestly from complications with pneumonia on April 27, 1882.
Butterflies are amazing; they truly reinvent themselves. It’s incredible that a beautiful and colorful butterfly comes from an unappealing worm. Stories explain important points so well. The following story illustrates perfectly my perspective on why we must struggle:
One day a man found a cocoon of a butterfly out on his garden on a fallen branch. He loved butterflies and had enthusiasm for its brilliant combination of colors. He understood that the butterfly would struggle to transform from an unpleasant caterpillar into a beautiful, vibrant butterfly one day. He took the cocoon into his home and placed it in a large mason jar. A few days later the cocoon began to wriggle and a small opening appeared. He sat and examined the butterfly for several hours as it fought to force its body through a tiny hole. Then it appeared to stop making any advancement in its efforts. It appeared as if it had just gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.
With his passion and love for butterflies, the man decided he must help the struggling butterfly. So he took a pair of scissors and gently snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged effortlessly.
The man was happy that he had helped the butterfly come out of the cocoon without any more fight. He continued to observe the butterfly and was excited to see it fly with its handsome wings. He expected that at any time, the butterfly would expand its wings, shrink its body down and that the wings could support the body. Regrettably though, the wings did not expand, nor did the swollen body reduce in size. The butterfly just crawled around awkwardly, with withered wings and a huge body. It was never able to fly.
What this man, in his kindness and haste did not understand, was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle, which is essential for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening was; just nature’s way of forcing the fluid from the body of the butterfly into its fragile wings. Only then, would it achieved its freedom from the cocoon and could take flight. From time to time, struggles are precisely what we need in our own life. If nature allowed us to go through life without any obstacles, it would just cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly.
Moral #1: Struggles give us the needed experience we need to grow.
Moral #2: Struggles enable us to make the necessary personal discoveries needed for success in life.
Moral #3: The only way to prepare ourselves in life is to allow people to struggle through adversity.
Moral #4: If nature permitted us to go through life without any hurdles, it would cripple us.